IFC Films has released the first trailer for The Stanford Prison Experiment based on the infamous 1971 psychological study of the same name.
From the video’s description:
What happens when a college psych study goes shockingly wrong? In this tense, psychological thriller based on the notorious true story, Billy Crudup stars as Stanford University professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo, who, in 1971, cast 24 student volunteers as prisoners and guards in a simulated jail to examine the source of abusive behavior in the prison system. The results astonished the world, as participants went from middle-class undergrads to drunk-with-power sadists and submissive victims in just a few days.
The film co-stars Ezra Miller, Olivia Thirlby, Jesse Carere, Keir Gilcrist and Thomas Mann and is scheduled for release on July 17.